Food Tank’s Inaugural Seattle Summit is just a couple of weeks away, and we’re excited to connect and collaborate with our members and member organizations in the Pacific Northwest. The region is home to an array of groups working to grow nutritious food, reduce hunger, and promote sustainability, including nonprofits, foundations, university centers, and more!

Leading up to the Summit, Food Tank is highlighting 34 organizations to watch in and around Seattle, Washington. Here are just a few from the list:

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living

21 Acres aims “to promote the benefits of local food systems within the context of climate challenges.” Their offerings include educational and cooking classes in their LEED Platinum-certified facility, a year-round Farm Market sourcing from farmers using organic or sustainable practices, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program designed to increase access to local and organic produce, and a Certified Organic farm.

 Food Lifeline

Food Lifeline works to feed hungry people today while solving hunger for tomorrow. They provide 97,000 meals each day by redirecting good food from manufacturers, farmers, grocery stores, and restaurants that would otherwise go to waste. Each year, thousands of volunteers with their Hunger Solution Center help to repack and sort this food for distribution to more than 300 food banks, meal programs, and shelters across western Washington. They also lead advocacy efforts to shape policy and partner with organizations addressing the needs of low-income families to solve hunger for the future.


FareStart offers free job training in the food service industry to youth and adults facing barriers to employment. They operate a series of restaurants and cafés, catering events, and supply meals to schools and social service programs in the Puget Sound area.

Read the full list of organizations working for a better food system by Miranda Carver Martin at Food Tank.